electricians, installations, motorized window coverings
Written by Larry Cook

Smarten Up Your Window Treatments

If you want to add a touch of luxury to your home, install motorized shades as part of turning your house into a smart home with an automation system. The following will discuss the advantages of upgrading your existing shades and blinds. Remember to consult with a licensed electrician before taking on this kind of project. 

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electrician, Electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Your Aluminum Wiring Conversion Will Need an Electrician Professional

An aluminum wiring conversion wiring should be performed by a licensed and experienced electrical contractor. The process of replacing aluminum wiring with copper wiring in your home can be complex. You may think you’ll be saving money by hiring an inexperienced electrician, but the job may not be done properly the first time, costing you money in the long run. 

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electrician. Annapolis MD, Installation
Written by Larry Cook

The Importance of Parking Lot Lighting – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, good parking lot lighting is an important feature of every commercial property for the protection and safety of customers and employees. Part 2 will discuss four important tips regarding parking lot lighting. Rely on an experienced and licensed electrician for creating a professional lighting layout for your parking lot that will meet the needs of your business.

1) Consider Business Needs

The type of your business will chiefly determine what will be adequate for the lighting of your company’s parking lot. For example, a restaurant will need a lighting scheme focused on a high volume of pedestrians. An office building will probably require a configuration that helps enhance security after office hours.

2) Take a Lighting Survey

Have a discussion with a commercial electrician regarding your company’s parking lot needs in terms of lighting. Topics to discuss are lighting qualities such as uniformity, intensity, energy efficiency, color temperature, and expenses. Take a walk at night in the parking lot to survey what can be retained, repaired, or upgraded.

3) Implement LED

Implement LED for your parking lot lighting to achieve energy efficiency and get savings on electrical bills. LED lamps are capable of life spans lasting 100,000 hours. They also need to be replaced much less frequently, reducing maintenance costs. In addition, they can easily replace older types of lamps on parking lot poles. LED lights also provide consistency in both intensity and color temperature during their entire service lives, and they are more durable than traditional bulbs.

4) Surge Protection

Surge protection for parking lot lighting is a wise investment. A licensed commercial electrician will be able to recommend and install surge protection devices that will be able to handle inevitable spikes of electrical energy, preventing them from damaging your company’s parking lot lighting and causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.

electrical services, electrician, lighting designs
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits from Improving Your Marina’s Lighting

You may have a marina or a boat kept inside one. Now that another fun boating season is back, you’ve been thinking of investing in a lighting upgrade. There are several great benefits you’ll get from going forward with this project. Remember to call a licensed electrician who has experience lighting marinas for the best results. 

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Electrician , residential, home, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Facts to Know Before Purchasing a New HVAC System – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the most important resource for selecting a new HVAC system will be a licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing them. An HVAC installation requires both solid engineering and working with a home’s existing wiring, ventilation, ductwork, etc. Consider a good electrical contractor a sound investment because the project will run from $2,500 to about $15,000 on average. Part 2 will cover Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, and Noise Levels. 

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Residential,electrician, Annapolis MD
Written by Stu Kushner

Exciting Landscape Lighting Ideas for Spring 2018 – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, spring has arrived, and you, your family, and guests will be spending more time outdoors in the evenings. This article will discuss exciting landscape lighting ideas for Spring 2018 that will beautify your property with light. Part 2 will discuss Under Lighting, Task Lighting, and Water Lighting. Call a licensed electrician to get the best results for your project. 

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Electrician Annapolis, MD
Written by Larry Cook

Get Your Pool and Spa Ready for Spring!

Now that winter is on its way out, it’s time to get your pool and spa ready for spring by making sure their systems are in shape. This article will discuss how electrical services can help the swimming or soaking experience of your family and guests. For the best results, contact a licensed electrician who has lots of experience working on pools and spas. 

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electrician, installation, wiring, lighting
Written by Larry Cook

Is a Bathroom Luxurious Without a Chandelier?

Nowadays, a bathroom would not be considered luxurious without a chandelier. During the last twenty years, bathroom design has undergone a remarkable transformation. Homeowners now want modern styling, smart functionality, and tasteful luxury when they are buying, renovating, or remodeling. Although a bathroom is not typically where one finds a chandelier, it has become widely accepted in luxury environments.

Electrical Safety

Now that you know a chandelier can be a marvelous addition to your luxury bathroom, please consult with a licensed electrician prior to installation and refer to the National Electric Code (NEC) section below regarding this topic. 

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electrician, wiring, cable installation
Written by Larry Cook

Ideas for Future Proofing Your Smart Home – Part 1

As time passes, the pace of technological developments accelerates. It is a challenge staying current with all of the new devices and emerging technologies. The task can also be very expensive because keeping current means replacing high-tech equipment with what’s new.

Maintaining a smart home can be costly because it may require wiring and structural changes, as well as big-ticket purchases for appliances and entertainment systems.

Fortunately, future proofing can also save money, and this article will discuss several ideas. Talk to an expert licensed electrician who is knowledgeable and experienced in making homes smart for the best results.

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electrician, home,residential service
Written by Larry Cook

Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Law Effective New Year’s Day 2018

Four years ago, the Maryland General Assembly amended and updated the existing thirty-eight year old Maryland Smoke Alarm Law to implement new technology. If you are a homeowner or residential landlord, you are required to comply with its regulations for upgrading smoke alarms by January 1, 2018. Consult with a licensed electrician regarding installation to ensure the safety of residents and that your alarms are in compliance with code.

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